March 2019

Night Photography in Union Square

By |2019-03-04T18:58:51+00:00March 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Low-light photography is the other reason, besides defocused backgrounds, for paying extra for fast lenses. So, taking advantage of that, I walked around Union Square and Market Street on Saturday night shooting with an f/1.7 lens wide open. This busker at the edge of Union Square was singing songs from the Great American Songbook ("Cheek [...]

November 2018

Union Square at Christmas, Version 2

By |2018-11-27T21:11:50+00:00November 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

I went into San Francisco about a half hour before sunset last Saturday night. I took some photos—none of them good—from ground level in Union Square, then took the elevator to the fifth floor of the Macy's building to get this elevated perspective. This is a three-shot pano with a 28mm lens. I knew about [...]